Rural Life Training                   

A wise man learns from other peoples mistakes.

An average man learns from his own mistakes.

A fool never learns!

Traditional Bread Oven
Traditional Bread Oven

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Open Fire Cooking
Open Fire Cooking

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Solar oven Roast.
Solar oven Roast.

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Traditional Bread Oven
Traditional Bread Oven

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We come to you!

​​Ok, so you have now bought your own piece of paradise down a long dirt track, in the middle of a forest in deepest Portugal. Now what?Most of us who make the move to the country arrive with plenty of energy and a stack of books to guide us in our new lives. Many of us realise at some point how under prepared we are and how desperately we need further skills, or a helping hand.

   This is where our rural life training comes into play.

Nothing we have to teach you can’t be found in self-help books or on the internet, but what we can offer you is the benefit of our own experience and the advantage of the training taking place on your own property. When you need to know how to kill your own chicken, u-tube will only take you so far. After several years in central Portugal and a lifetime of living in the African bush with rural communities, nothing we teach we have not done ourselves.Many of the skills we have are not just of use on the farm. A lot of the people we know have life changing experience’s and often end up alone, doing the work of two people with the skills of one. How would you know how to change the tire of a car or use a chainsaw if no one has ever shown you? In your other life that may have not been something you needed to know, but now it could be useful.With Rural Life Training we hope to be able to provide you with the skills to keep your dream alive.

   We want you to make your own choice of what skills you want learn, so that you get the most out of our time with you.

Each module will take 2 hours, some will be practical and others just a discussion taking you to the point that you can do it yourself.Depending on the module a maximum of two people per session is advised.If you want to split into ‘Pink jobs’ and ‘Blue jobs’ we can do that too, while the men are cooking in solar ovens the ladies can be out using chainsaws, or vice versa.

Contact us for more information.

 

Pedal lathe
Pedal lathe

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Hay box cooking.
Hay box cooking.

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Solar Dalmadies.
Solar Dalmadies.

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Pedal lathe
Pedal lathe

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Select from any of the modules below:

  • Traditional wood oven cooking

  • Solar oven cooking

  • Solar oven making

  • Rocket stove for cooking

  • Hay box (for cooking) building and use

  • Chainsaw maintenance and use

  • Strimmer maintenance and use

  • Building a hot water heater

  • Alternative water pumping

  • Chicken rearing and slaughtering

  • Pig rearing

  • Pig slaughter preparation

  • Rabbit rearing and slaughter

  • Olive tree pruning 

  • Olive picking preparation

  • Curing / pressing your olives

  • Off grid refrigeration

  • Bacon making

  • Meat curing and smoking

  • Making a fish/meat smoker

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